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between the president and the speaker have fallen apart. we you can't legislate with yourself. >> the republicans bent over backwards. we wanted an agreement, but we had no takers. >> reporter: washington scrambles to avert the fiscal cliff. >> president obama asked congressional leaders to convene at the white house today. >> if the president and lawmakers cannot reach a deal economists warn that could trigger another recession. >> are they going to avoid the fiscal cliff, eric? >> the gulf war general known as stormin' norman has died. gen malnorman shwards cop of dread the coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait. >> the monster storm system finally moved out but some are bracing for another round of snow. >> more than 14,000 longshoremen are planning to strike on sunday the walk-out could affect ports from boston to houston. for the second time this month a man has been pushed to
his death in the path of a new york subway train. >> crazy people running the streets. an uninvited guests slithered into a backyard in florida. >> somebody else got the shower on the sideline. >> jamal crawford who i think should be an all-star coming off the bench is dangerous. be still. >> and all that matters. >> hillary clinton plans to go back to work just in time for the new year. >> two reather than get angry and you show it you live a lot longer. >> he gives a speech about hitting the debt ceiling! i'd like to see if he could even count to 1 million much less 16.4 trillion! captioning funded by cbs >> it's friday welcome to "cbs this morning," everyone. i'm jeff glor with rebecca jar
sis. charlie, gayle and norah are off. there are predictions but little progress in washington with a deadline for the fiscal cliff now just four days away. >> president obama meets later today with congressional leaders in one last effort to make a deal before the deadline. major garrett is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, rebecca and jeff. in just a couple of hours at the white house the president meets with all the key congressional leaders, top democrats harry reid and nancy pelosi leading republicans mitch mcconnell and john boehner. no deal can be reached in past without their cooperation. with the meeting comes a glimmer of hope. in the past all the ifisical cliff talks meetings like this have been the least productive of all. whether he meant to or not the senate majority leader may have spoken for a nation exhausted by seemingly endless fiscal cliff negotiations. >> what's going on here? >> reporter: what indeed. president obama returned to the white house in a grim mood. he met with no congressional leaders and said nothing about his efforts to avert the fiscal
cliff, talks continue between senior white house and congressional staff, but that's been true throughout this entire saga. with the deadline looming there were dire predictions. >> come the first of this year americans will have less income than they have today. >> reporter: and recriminations. >> now republicans have bent over backwards. we stepped way, way out of our comfort zone. we wanted an agreement. but we had no takers. >> reporter: the senate's top democrat said the problem has nothing to do with phone calls but house republican obstruction. >> the house of representatives is operating without the house of representatives. it's being operated with a dictatorship of the speaker not allowing the vast majority of the household representatives to get what they want. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner ordered republicans back to the capital for a rare sunday
night session. republicans expect to vote on whatever fiscal cliff bill the senate passes one day before the deadline and warnings of a recession that the rahled wall street and consumer confidence. >> they know it will have a negative impact on the economy and they know it will have a negative impact on them and their families and they are expecting us to be here to work and we're not. >> reporter: real deadlines are approaching. 2 million americans out of work for more than six months start losing their jobless benefits tomorrow and the nation runs out of borrowing authority to finance our $16 trillion debt on monday. the treasury department says it can use extraordinary measures to avert default until february extraordinary, that's a word that might apply to this entire fiscal cliff situation. >> major garrett, thank you very much. republican senator bob corker of tennessee has offered proposals in recent weeks to break the stalemate in congress. senator, good morning, good to see you. >> good morning, jeff good to be with you. >> are we going over the cliff? >> well it depends on what that
means. i think 98% of the people in our country can be assured that at some point over the next short period of time, their income taxes are going to be the same but this congress as you know has been more prepared than any to deal with the big issues our nation faces and what you're seeing is a lack of courage to deal with the spending issues. unfortunately, you know today the average american doesn't realize that there's 40% of government services that they're not paying for. only one-third of medicare is paid for by those people who actually use it and because there's been this charade going on, where the left and right basically have conspired together to shield the american people from the true cost of government, we really don't have any constituency here to help reduce spending because we have not dealt with that issue, there's been no progress on the entitlement spending this is unfortunately going to carry on
to the debt ceiling debate and what that means is every american is going to be harmed because the economy is not going to be what it should be. so because we have lacked the courage to face up to deal with these issues we here in washington are going to hurt the american economy we're going to hurt americans at every level, and to me it's just a travesty that we've not been willing to deal with this issue when for the last two years, jeff we have known this time is coming. no congress has been more prepared to deal with this issue than us. >> senator, do you think progress is going to come from this meeting this afternoon? let me ask you about that. >> well here probably the worst case scenario will come out of this meeting today and that is we will kick the can down the road, jeff we'll do some small deal, and we'll create another fiscal cliff to deal with this fiscal cliff. again, a total lack of courage, lack of leadership. >> senator corker does congress realize how ridiculous this looks to the american public
duelling press conferences, zero substance. we are minutes away from a deadline here and it doesn't look like anyone in washington is taking it seriously. >> i think most of us understand it. i think you guys know that i've laid out a very detailed bill to deal with it. i shared it with the white house, with speaker boehner, with leaders at every level. i've put forth an entitlement reform package. the problem is we don't want to face up to the tough issues that our nation is dealing with and yes, i think we understand that. we should not be having back room meetings. the reason we have the closed door meetings is again we don't have the courage to debate these issues out on the senate floor. >> so that no one gets the blame, instead everybody gets the blame. >> that's exactly right. >> i want to ask you a question about speaker boehner and plan b didn't work out, his own party didn't vote for it. >> right. >> i wonder would he be willing to put to vote something he
knows the gop isn't going to back but he knows the democrats will and it will get us to a deal? >> i don't know what he's thinking about. i've spent a good deal of time with him recently. i really think what should happen today is on the senate floor, we should go ahead and take up the issue of taxes and we should try to pass legislation and send it back over to the house, i mean that's i think where the real play ought to be. this afternoon's meeting feels much to me like optics to make it look like we're doing something but let me just say one more time this is a total dereliction of duty at every level. i've been very surprised that the president has not laid out a very specific plan to deal with this, but candidly congress could have done the same and i think the american people should be disgusted. this is going to drag on out into next year. the economy is going to be weakened as a result and it's all because of a total lack of courage here in washington to
face up to the real issues that americans -- and again, because americans have -- >> sorry, we have to wrap it up senator corker but we appreciate it. >> senator good to see you sir. >> thank you jeff good to see you again. with us now is maggie haberman senior reporter from politico. >> thanks for having me. >> does what you just heard more or less optimistic? >> about the same. i don't think he said anything revealing. we have a meeting this afternoon, he expects the most pessimistic outcome. i think that's about right. we could get some form of a deal. there is a bit of panic now on both sides, all sides because we are talking about three or four people in a room. >> without a deal if we don't get one, what are the chances then beget something else and in substantive in january or does it look even less likely now? >> personally i think it looks less likely without a crystal ball it is hard to say but i think corker is right, that i think the more we punt on this the less likely it's going to be. there is no indication right now heading into january that congress and the president are more prepared to deal with the
grander scheme here as opposed to something smaller. >> maggie what about the notion that a lot of people at this point might want to punt on this, and that is republicans in congress specifically then can say in january, if they pass a new bill that they cut taxes technically speaking. is there something to that notion? >> there is, my colleague john allen wrote about that for both sides. it's true for the president as well. he will be able to get the taxes on higher earners, tax increases that he's expecting to get. i think there's something for both sides here. i think it is worse for republicans in the longer term if we don't have a deal but i don't think this is going to look great for anybody short term. >> it's the illusion of progress. >> it's the illusion of progress, but you know look if we don't have a deal we are opening markets that are going to be in a bit of turmoil next week. that is what voters are going to see. they're not going to look at a balance sheet and say this is actually worse for boehner's caucus than it is for the president. >> not just here in the united states but the world is watching as we do all this. >> that's right, there are
serious, serious global implications in terms of the recovery for the u.s. economy, this is obviously going to have a bad effect. >> thanks, maggie haberman. >> thank you. >> an interesting weekend we'll be watching. thanks very much. this morning the white house is calling general norman schwarzkopf an american original. general colin powell says america lost a great patriot and great soldier. the commander of "operation desert storm" died thursday from complications of pneumonia. as bob orr reports, schwartzzkopf was one of the world's celebrated leaders since world war ii. >> reporter: the nation came to know him as he delivered fiery briefings during the 1991 persian gulf war. >> the simple fact of the matter is that now, every time an iraqi airplane takes off the ground it's running away. >> reporter: commanding the american-led coalition to remove saddam hussein's forces from kuwait schwarzkopf was front and center as america watched its first live televised war. for more than a month, smart
bombs and cruise missiles struck strategic iraqi targets then in "operation desert storm" schwarzkopf flankd iraqi troops with a surprising and aggressive ground campaign. in 100 hours coalition forces destroyed the iraqi amply and instilled confidence in the u.s. military. >> as far as saddam hussein being a great military strategist strategist, he is neither a strategist nor is he schooled in the operational art nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he as a soldier. other than that he's a great military man i want to you know that. >> reporter: a west point graduate, schwarzkopf served two touries of duty in vietnam and earned three silver stars for bravery. it wasn't until the gulf war he was elevated to hero status known to many as stormin' norman. at the same time, his temper made him a target for pop culture parody.
>> those iraqis were lucky i had an army. if i didn't i'd go over there and personally beat the tar out of each and every individual that came within my parameter. >> reporter: in july 1991 president george h.w. bush awarded schwarzkopf the presidential medal of freedom and last night the former president who is struggling with his own health crisis issued a statement saying "shwords cop of epitomized the duty service, country creed that has dchbed our freedom." schwarzkopf knew the value of peace, and the price of confrontation. >> the more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war. >> reporter: general norman schwarzkopf was 78 years old. for "cbs this morning," bob orr in washington. >> schwarzkopf's former boss is likely to be hospitalized for a while according to the top aide. the 41st president is in intensive care at houston's methodist hospital being treated for a persistent fever.
this morning his condition remains guarded but mr. bush's chief of staff, jean becker says we should "put the harpz back in the closet" meaning he's sick but not that sick. the powerful winter storm that caused trouble across the country is finally moving out, left parts of western new york and pennsylvania with a foot or more of snow yesterday. meanwhile more than 135,000 homes and businesses in arkansas remain without power, three days after the storm dumped heavy snow on that area. at least 16 deaths around the country are blamed on that storm. meteorologist jeff girardelli says more winter weather is headed to the northeast but not as bad. >> the storm is not as bad but the difference is that the snow will be closer to the coast around new york city and also in philadelphia. first thing is first, let's talk about what's happening right now. the rain is breaking out in portions of the southeast. there may be thunderstorms there today. we'll track this system across the country, you can see later today and especially tonight, it moves into the southern part of
the ohio valley places like evansville could see a couple inches of snow and tomorrow morning it moves into d.c. and philly. it will be a mix of snow and rain in d.c., probably a mixture in philadelphia and new york. i think more in the way of snow could be a few inches of snow around new york city and philadelphia places just northwest of there and also into southeast new england could see as much as six inches of snowfall and although it's not a major system it's probably going to cause travel problems tomorrow. >> all right, jeff, thanks so much. you know about the fiscal cliff. here comes the container cliff. dockworkers threaten to go on strike this sunday at more than a dozen major seaports from texas to massachusetts, and that could cost american companies about $1 billion a day. ana anna werner good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there are only two days left after a potential strike and negotiations between the
longshoremen longshoremen's union and shipping companies are at an impasse. at issue here is pay for those working at the ports, but if the issue isn't resolved the consequences could be a devastating impact on the economy. as the rest of the country focuses on the political gridlock in washington workers at the port of houston are working overtime trying to get as many shipments in and out as they can before a threatened strike brings the port to a standstill. >> sitting here right now we fully expect there will be some shutdown or strike at the end of the day. >> reporter: jon gold vice president of the national retail federation says a shutdown at the docks would have a ripple effect on the global economy. >> the ports are a primary piece of the puzzle when it comes to the global supply chain. if they're not operating as efficiently as possible it slows down the entire system and hurts the productivity of all of the users of the system. >> reporter: negotiations between the international longshoreman's union and the
shipping companies are deadlocked over a proposal to cut royalties paid to nearly 15,000 dockworkers for each ton of cargo they move. shutdown would affect 15 ports from boston down the east coast to florida and into the gulf of mexico, as far west as houston. these ports handle nearly 50% of all ocean-going container shipments to the united states. >> essentially everything is going to shut down that's related to the ports. you're talking about hundreds of thousands of jobs that could be impacted that are either directly or indirectly related to moving commerce through the ports. >> reporter: newark track driver al lopes is preparing for the worst, moving as many containers as possible fearing a strike will keep him out of work. >> it's either make the money or you don't make the money. we don't go in we don't get paid. >> reporter: so the two sides have until sunday at 12:01 a.m. to reach an agreement. however, it is possible that the president could intervene if he
considers this to be a national emergency. rebecca and jeff back to you. >> anna werner thank you very much. "usa today" says secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to return to work next week. clinton picked up a stomach virus three weeks ago and then she fainted, hit her head and suffered a concussion. clinton was forced to cancel an overseas trip and her congressional testimony on the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya. "the new york daily news" says a man was. ushd to his death in front of a subway train last night. witn witnesses say a woman who fled the scene had been following the victim closely and mumbling. police are searching for her. earlier this month another man was shoved in front of a train in times square and he was killed. >> what is going on. "the los angeles times" says four national retailers are recalling more than 150,000 nap nanny baby recliners after five infant deaths. 100 reports of children hanging out of the
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in his first in his first tv interview a danish spy says he was so close to anwar al awlaki he used him to find a wife on facebook. this morning a double agent who helped the cia find and kill the al qaeda leader. and some experts say if we go over the fiscal cliff, gas prices would go down, food prices would go up and food safety could be compromised. we'll show you how it could affect nearly every part of our lives on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by
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determine if three murders were related. two peopl >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. it's 7:26. i'm michelle griego. oakland police are trying to determine if three murders were related. two people were shot to death in west oakland about 1:00 and another at 2:30 in the seminary area. bill bratton is hired to the oakland police department. he is credited with cuts in violent crime when he was in charge of police departments in new york and los angeles. the san jose state spartans finished their football season with a win. they beat bowling green in the military bowl 29-20. the spartans finished the season 11-2. congratulations to them. stay with us. traffic in just a moment. and weather.
good morning. we'll start off in oakland where there's been a crash just cleared to the right-hand shoulder northbound 880 approaching the embarcadero. unfortunately it's still backed up to at least high street the top of your screen you can see those brake lights. closer towards the coliseum, things are look okay. and again the accident is on the shoulder so hopefully we'll see improvement. also tracking an accident northbound 85 approaching almaden expressway. overturn injury crash. so the roads are dry for now. things are changing though. check out our hi-def doppler, our cbs 5 exclusive. and we are watching a low pressure system slowly inching towards the bay area. could see a few sprinkles in the north bay as soon as this morning. light rain everywhere else by the afternoon. temperatures cold outside, below freezing in fact in fairfield. a little more mild in san francisco, oakland 40s. the rain continues through saturday morning. drying out by sunday.
♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." there are a few terrorists the cia wanted to catch more than american born anwar al awlaki he was killed in yemen 15 months ago. >> this sunday lara logan interviews a man named morten storm who claims he infiltrated the al qaeda leader's innermost circle and led americans agents to him. he said awlaki trusted him so much he asked storm to find him a wife. >> reporter: storm says al awlaki's request for a bride is a way to get closer to the elusive terrorist and they eagerly signed on to a plan to
find awlaki a new wife. storm went on facebook of all places and tried to connect with awlaki supporters. >> i had no one except for a woman contacting me saying do you know him? i said yeah and that was anina. >> reporter: a 32-year-old coation, whose real name is arana harek recented converted to islam and wrote to storm she wanted to marry awlaki so prove he knew the leader storm sent him this video which he gave to us. >> this recording is done specifically for sister arana at her request. >> reporter: storm made two videos of her which have never been broadcast before. >> it's me amina, to tape this just to see that you can see how i look. >> reporter: and then this a
second more revealing video of her. >> this is me without the head scarf so you can see my hair i described it to you before so now you've seen me without it and i hope that will you please. >> reporter: by june 2010 she was living in yemen in the arms of her new husband, anwar al awlaki. >> with us now is juan zarate good morning to you. >> good morning, jeff. >> is it easier or more difficult to infiltrate these organizations? >> i think al qaeda is under a great deal of stress at its core and affiliates and so in many ways they're having to trust more people allowing others to get closer to senior leaders and so in some ways it's getting easier but it's not easy by any stretch. al qaeda is sensitive about who it allows into its inner circle so that's why you have counterterrorism officials around the world always trying to get into the inner circles of al qaeda around the world. >> why would someone like morten
storm be an ideal recruit? >> what you had with anwar al awlaki the pied piper of western recruits, trying to draw on westerners not only to help in yemen but in attacking the west so with someone like mr. storm, you had a westerner, someone who had a passport could travel in western europe and someone who wouldn't fit the typical security profiles. >> storm said he had no doubt his efforts led to the death of al awlaki. while the story might be true there are a lot of people involved in these operations. >> absolutely. i think there's never a single piece to the puzzle in finding a terrorist like anwar al awlaki. there's usually multiple angles multiple sources, multiple ways of intelligence sources finding someone like him. no doubt there were operatives giving us information, giving other intelligence services information, but that's how intelligence work happens. it's putting pieces of a puzzle together, and i this i that's
what happened here with finding and ultimately killing of anwar al awlaki. >> i was fascinated to see the western bride angle that awlaki would like that western bride. it makes sense why he has the western recruits but a western bride as well? >> keep in mind rebecca, that anwar al awlaki was born in the united states, made his sort of name in the jihadi circles as a western voice for the movement and so to have a western wife or western-based wife was probably helpful to him. he was probably also looking for someone who could give him insighs into what was happening in europe and that's what made perhaps a croatian wife even more attractive so not surprising. >> the impact of awlaki's death now, what is the status of al qaeda with him out? >> well he had become a very important figure a voice to recruit westerners. he had also become an operational head for al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, the group in yemen. he's now off the battlefield.
the problem is al qaeda in the arabian peninsula looks much more like an insurgency and groups around the world including in north africa affiliated with al qaeda, remain a threat and remain central to al qaeda's plans to attack the west and so he may be off the battlefield, but the threat remains. >> juan zarate thank you very much. >> thank you, jeff. >> you can see lara logan's complete interview with morten storm on "60 minutes" sunday night on cbs. going over the fiscal cliff will affect everything from the food you eat to the fuel you buy and we'll look at the full impact of the standoff in washington with market watch's kellie grant kelli grant next on "cbs this morning." hello, i'm alex trebek. for over 10 years now, i've been representing
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a lot of talk about the cliff. group of base jumpers jumped off of a tower in kuala lumpur. it's a breath-taking view unless you're afraid of heights. that is fantastic stuff. this is real time folks. >> real time. this looks like the story, jeff you would like to do. maybe in 2013. >> i would like to do that. >> i look forward to seeing that. >> will you send me to kuala lumpur? welcome back to "cbs this morning" this morning. >> we heard the taxes will up if the federal government goes over the fiscal cliff next week. the impact will be felt in many other ways as well. with us is market watch reporter kelli grant. >> also a very good base jumper. >> yes i'm looking forward to that clip. >> your video is on youtube somewhere, everyone can look it up. kelli we've seen consumer confidence decline and businesses not hire as a result of the uncertainty around the
fiscal cliff, but there's another impact here and people could even see it on their dinner plate. >> definitely. we're seeing a lot of consumer impact from this, just because of the large budget cuts expected to go through, if we do in fact go off the cliff and of course, there's a lot of variation here it's up to each individual agency to decide how it's going to cut but when we talk to people in the industry they just have a lot of the worst case scenarios almost that could come to play that really do affect consumers. >> there's the farm bill on the edge here as well which could significantly impact milk prices. they're talking about the potential of milk doubling in price, if nothing is done? >> that is certainly one impact that could be felt here. milk prices meat prices as another side effect here because there are federal inspectors that are required to be on hand to process meat and if we have fewer inspectors or they have their hours, might have to curtail some of the processing and talking about meat and milk those are products that they end up in a lot of processed foods as well so it's not just you know, more expensive steaks
more expensive milk. >> i wonder though i can understand the near term issue with the price spiking but wouldn't demand then go down and wouldn't they have to adjust prices or is that not going to be the case? >> well either you're talking about when demand drops yes in some cases that does force them to offer more, we see that for retail is another one that's impacted in such a way but there's just a point where they can't really drop prices further and they have to it has to -- >> they have to make ends meet. >> exactly. >> gas prices another area that could be impacted here. >> that's sort of the, some people called it the silver lining. experts don't think it's a good sign. we could see gas prices go way down here easily $20, $30 a barrel is what i'm hearing and that will translate to lower gas prices for consumers. the flipside you're spending a lot of money on everything else you probably don't have anyplace you want to drive. >> there's nothing good when anything drastic happens to any economy. air travel what happens? >> agencies like the faa, tsa,
fewer air control officers potentially, they're not going to be updating a lot of the technology that helps flights take off and land in a safe manner so you could see some problems there with delayed flights and scaled back schedules, tsa, longer lines. >> what you're talking about is not necessarily just an economic issue, it becomes a safety issue at that point. >> it does, there are a lot of these cuts that could in the end impact consumer safety. >> how about retailers as we're thinking about what happens for the rest of the year and sales and inventory sitting sitting around because consumer ss have pulled back. >> shoppers didn't spend as much as they were going to and that leads them with inventory going in, if people their confidence is down, they're not spending in the same way that they were we could see a lot more discounts, a lot more broad sales that are out there, but of course if you don't feel like you're making a lot of money, then any sale is not going to be a good enough
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welcome back. here's one factor you might not expect. as ben tracey reports, investors from china are putting billions of dollars into american business to meet the increasing chinese demand for u.s. products. >> reporter: scott meadows runs ss silenus vineyards in california. there's a reason he put the bald eagle on the bottle. >> that was a specific request from the owners in china. >> reporter: chinese investors bought it and now 90% of the wine from here that's 9,000 cases, is shipped to china. what does the chinese want with a vineyard in nappa valley. >> there's a big demand for goods that are scarce.
they're buying american-made products and sending their money back over here. >> reporter: and the jobs stay here. >> and the jobs stay here. >> reporter: they have invested $16.4 billion in the u.s. in the past decade. $1.3 billion in california companies, a record $560 million in just the past year. the chinese are also boosting the golden state's housing recovery. they've bought one out of every ten homes sold in the past year. >> compared to the high end housing like in beijing, this is not that expensive. >> reporter: di mi nebraska imeng is a student here. his parents thought rending a dorm was a waste of money. >> my parents bought me a house. >> reporter: this housing complex in irvine california, is being billed for chinese
buyers. separate wok cooking rooms, no unlucky "4s" in the addresses and multiple entrances for multiple living. >> we're very very happy. >> reporter: back in nappa, scott meadows said chinese wealth is an opportunity, not a threat for american business. >> america is known for quality so the chinese look at american made productnd and foreign made products in general as a thing they can trust. >> reporter: after all with the eagle on the bottle because what so many chinese want is something made in the usa. for centimeter ben >> goes to show you put the bald eagle there, oh wow, got to be made in america. >> xhi >> china is a huge opportunity, they want what the united states has. losing weight is the most popular new year's resolution
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald hi,everyone. good morning. 7:56. i'm frank mallicoat. get you caught up with some bay area headlines now. oakland is hiring some new help as it tries to cut down on crime. legendary lawman bill bratton will become a consultant for the oakland police department. he helped reduce violent crime when he headed up the police departments in new york and l.a. the l.a. city council will vote on the hire at some $250,000 next month. today san francisco's muni has a big birthday. it's turning 100 and to celebrate they are providing free rides to everyone. the free passes started this morning and will continue until 5:00 tomorrow morning. that includes all the buses, the light rail lines,
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a motorcycle crash cleared to the shoulder northbound 85 approachin el camino real, cleared up. traffic is clear in the south bay. mass transit a stalled bart train causing 30-minute delays or not daly city line. ace, muni, caltrain no delay and as frank said, muni offering free rides for the 100th birthday. quick look at 880 where traffic is flowing better now after that accident approaching downtown oakland. the roads are dry for now. but wet weather is quickly approaching. here's a live look at the sun coming up over mount vaca. could see a few sprinkles in the morning in the north bay. rain all over the bay area, scattered showers by the afternoon. temperatures on the cool side. 30s and 40s.
♪ ♪ it is 8:00 a.m. welcome back to "cbs this morning." with four days left now to avoid the fiscal cliff, house and senate leaders head to the white house for talks this afternoon. we'll also remember the best culture stories of the year from fifty shades of grey to binders for women. first here is a look at today's eye opener at 8:00. >> the president meets with all congressional leaders. no deal can be reached and passed without their cooperation. >> the deadline for the fiscal cliff is now just four days away. >> the president has not laid out a very specific plan to deal with this. candidly congress could have done the same, and i think the
american people should be disgusted. >> the commander of operation desert storm died thursday from complications of pneumonia. calling general norman schwarzkopf a hero. >> the weather is footbally moving out, more winter weather is headed to the northeast. >> although it's not a major system it will probably cause travel problems tomorrow. >> there are only two days left before a potential strike and negotiations between the long shore men's union and shipping companies are at an impasse. >> this looks like the kind of story you would like to do maybe in 2013. >> is that a ring tone -- the most important thing, what is the ring tone. >> "dancing queen" is for most people and my wife's ring tone is "super trooper." rebecca jarvis with jeff
glor, charlie, gayle and norah are off. the fiscal cliff negotiations are down to the wire. this afternoon president obama meets with congressional leaders to try to come to terms on a compromise plan. major garrett is at the white house. major, good morning. >> good morning, rebecca and jeff. this meeting here at the white house brings together all the key players, president obama, top democrats, harry reid and nancy pelosi and leading republicans mitch mcconnell and house speaker john boehner. it will take some doing for boehner and reid to get along. it was only yesterday on the senate floor that harry reid called john boehner a dictator. in the past these meetings haven't produced much progress. the goal appears to be to shield most americans from automatic tax increases due to eat into their paychecks starting next week in the form of federal income tax withholding. the president has agreed to raisin come taxes on americans over $400,000. also an effort to extend jobless
benefits for america's out of work for six months or more. these are microscopic goals but might be all that the political system with accomplish. >> major, do we have any reason to believe that this time it is different? >> certainly because the deadline is real the house is coming back in session on sunday. everyone is going to be here either to preside over america going over the fiscal cliff and all of us watching it together orr last minute small deal that averts it for a while and leaves more negotiations for the future. >> major garrett thank you very much. general norman schwarzkopf commander of the international coalition in the 1991 gulf war died yesterday. schwarzkopf tricked and out flanked saddam hussein's forces. in one desert storm briefing he gave this famous reply to a question about the iraqi lead sgler as far as saddam hussein being a great military strategist, he is neither a strategist nor is he schooled in
the operational art nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general, nor is he a soldier. other than that he's a great military man. i want you to know that. >> schwarzkopf also led troops in vietnam earning three silver stars. he died in tampa from combinations from knee moan yeah. general schwarzkopf was 78 years old. >> schwartz cough >>. >> president george h.w. bush has been moved to intensive care at methodist hospital in houston on sunday. he's been in the hospital for nearly a month and he's being treated for a per sirs tent fever. >> when mr. bush was president, he leaned heavily on margaret thatcher. some documents shed new light on their special relationship. barry petersen is outside the house of parliament in london. >> reporter: good morning, jeff. these documents show moments of
affection and irritation between president reagan and prime minister thatcher. that was her public line on the faulk lands. >> the united states came down firmly on our sides over the faulk lands. >> a tiny british ruled island off south america invaded by argentina in 1982. the british sent troops and warships to retake it. but behind the scenes there was conflict with mr. reagan urging her to negligent a truce which she angrily rejected and her asking for his support. you are the only person who will understand. she was not always happy with his responses, describing one of his late night messages regarding the faulk lands invasion, so vague i didn't think it was worth reading. one letter shows the woman the british nicknamed the iron lady could have a velvet side adding
a p.s. to the president who was a bit under the weather. warm personal regards and a rapid recovery to full health and strength. the world needs you. yours sincerely, margaret thatcher. >> the documents released by britain's national archives also shows her asking british counterparts for fashion advice about what mr. reagan should wear for a horseback ride with the queen during a june 1982 visit. the answer smart but casual not formal riding attire, advice the president took. the british were concerned that it had taken the president so long to respond to the queen's invitation to that visit a white house official said later he thought perhaps it was because mrs. reagan need thad time to consult her astrologer and decide on an auspicious moment for the trip. >> barry, thank you very much. always fascinating to see the public verses private dynamic,
which leads you to wonder -- there's no indication that progress is being made on the fiscal cliff, but maybe behind the scenes there is. >> you'd like to hope. the atlanta braves haven't used their screaming indian logo since -- logo since the reagan years. but the controversial logo will be brought back next season as part of the team's batting practice hat. they started using the screaming indian in 1954. they stopped because of pressure by groups offended by native american imagery used on sports uniforms. experts say more thafl half available now are fake. elvis presley tops this year's list of the most forged signatures. he's followed by the beatles, the first man on the moon neil armstrong, and people are still forging president kennedy's autograph. >> and there's no faking this. here are the most annoying words
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nice song selection here guys. it was a close call on lake erie in michigan yesterday. the doll fell in the water. when somebody went to rescue the dog, he fell in the water. frozen up to his waist. a rescuer came up with a boat and pulled them both to safety. owner and dog are doing just fine this morning. >> glad to see that because it doesn't always work out that way. >> no. glad it did. >> four days from now it will be
january 1st. 8% reach their goal. of course, the most popular resolution is to lose weight. and one of the most anticipated new weight loss books is thinner this year. a diet and exercise program for living strong, thinner, around sexy. it's written by nutritionist chris crowley and jen sacheck. you need both to do it. >> hard. >> there's science to it. >> there's heavy science and we tell you all about it in the book. >> we know what happens when we eat junk food. we get father, but what happens inside the body? >> a lot of things happen. we eat too much we gain fat and it's toxic. it surrounds our vital organs causes a toxic disease. it's killing us. >> there's two things here what you eat and what you do with your body. what's going on, chris, with our body and what does it take to
cement that habit? >> one of the nice things about the book nice guys don't talk about exercise a lot. we talk about it all the time. it's the flywheel of maintenance. it does all kinds of stuff to help you lose weight be healthier, more optimistic or more energetic. we told people it makes a world of sense to work out semi hard six days a week. people go, what? way too scarey. but you have to do it. >> weight's become a bad buzzsquoorks . >> wheat's become a bad buzz world. >> 1% of the americans have celiac disease and they can't have wheat in their diet. i think it's easy for us to say, hey, we can't eat wheat products. if we knock out whole grapes
we're knocking out essential b vitamins and fiber and if we're going to exercise six days a week we need good carbohydrates. >> it's interesting. you say inflammation is the root of a lot of problems. >> yep yep. >> how is that? >> inflammation i think you have a hard time understanding because you can't really see it but fat cells send these signals to other organs cells in the body that actually cause them to decay, be destroyed and ultimate ultimately lead to disease. so there's a fine balance between health and inflammation. you can do that with exercise. it's the same thing as a healthy diet. so diets high in anti-oxidants mitigate that situation. it's a combination of both but inflammation is at the root of a lot of these diseases. >> one of our big things is to give people the information so they know how their bodies work. one of the nice things you
think of this potbelly being -- here's the fact. it's a fondant of disease and at night the rats come out. >> you talk about dead food being bad. when you talk about dead foot, what do you mean? >> nutrients. we need food for fuel but you need it for all the nutrients to make your body work right. every single molecule in your body needs a nutrient to work right. half the food we eat is dead. it doesn't have any nutrients. it's white flour that's had all the good stuff taken out, sugar, solid fats. half of our stuff has no nutrients. we're starving to death and getting fat. >> which is displacing all the healthy food we need. 40 plus essential vitamins and
nutrients and dead food are pushing the nutrients essential essentially out of our diet. >> nobody knows what nutrients do. if you know you're less likely to half your food as dead food. >> your number one piece of advice for someone staying on track in the news year? >> the great gift is exercise. excise is the flywheel of all kinds of stuff. it's so much easier do and it reminds you of who you are, why you're doing it. when you fall off the wagon which i do about every four days. >> that's nice to hear. >> exercise and get the whole thing going again. that's the great gift. >> jen sacheck and chris crowley, enjoy the book tour. >> it's on sale right now. many of us got to work out this year ""gangnam style."" including jarvis. >> in my office. >> it's one of this year's surprising pop culture moments. we'll look at the pop stories of
>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning, everyone. 8:25 your time. i'm frank mallicoat. time to look at some of the news headlines around the bay area on this friday. here in san francisco, muni celebrating a big birthday because muni is turning 100. and they are celebrating in a big way offering free rides all day on all of their vehicles. the free rides last through 5 a.m. on saturday. but beware, muni is running on a holiday schedule all this week. quite the deal. an armed robbery is caught on camera in fairfield. police say one of two men pulled out a handgun sunday when a 7-eleven clerk opened the cash register. this is one of two armed robberies to happen within minutes of one another. and police believe the two
crimes are likely related. oakland is hiring bill bratton as a consultant to their police department. he is credited with big cuts in violent crime when he was in charge of police departments in new york and los angeles. hopefully he can help out oakland, as well. got your traffic and weather coming up.
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an issue. this problem is a stalled train between the balboa park and daly city stations. we learned they have to single track it through there so that's what's causing again about 30-minute delays. they are calling them major delays systemwide for bart. elsewhere, let's go outside show you a live look at the nimitz, 880 in oakland. looking good. we had one earlier accident up by downtown oakland. that's now cleared. pretty quiet both directions past the oakland coliseum. golden gate bridge flowing nicely. and the weather is dry for now. we are tracking our hi-def doppler and you can see that system now moving closer towards the bay area. could give us maybe a few springs just out in the north bay this morning. and then we're expecting scattered light showers throughout the afternoon, evening and into tomorrow morning. it is going to be cold outside, as well. temperatures 36 in napa. 45 in san francisco. and looks like 41 in fremont. slightly cooler today than yesterday. clearing by sunday, more showers by monday.
today, chandra wilson and three things to make holidays perfect. >> food, food, and someone to cook it. ♪ hey, i just met you and this is crazy ♪ so here's my number so call me ♪ this is crazy ♪ ♪ here's my number call me maybe ♪ ♪ i just met you, this is crazy. here's my number call me maybe ♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning" where that was pretty much our favorite pop culture moment in 2012. there were lots of others of course. billboard magazine editor joe leavy is here. great to have you with us. >> great to be here. >> "call me maybe" went viral in
this magnificent way. we haven't seen something this magnificent go viral -- >> viral is one of the stories of pop culture in 2012. it's not just "call me maybe." it's "gangnam style." "call me maybe" started as a tweet. then it was a video. then it was a song. the harvard baseball team made a video of it. katy perry did. colin powell sang it on this show. cookie monster. >> everyone wanted to sing their own version of this song. you can't get it out of your head. once you got it in your head, you had to get it into your head. >> like "gangnam style" with more than a billion yous. >> humanity has bonded together on youtube to give this video from korean rapper psy.
it's about materialism in korea in a particular neighborhood. everyone wants to live this style. for us it's the pony dance. >> yes the pony dance. what fascinates me about this story is this thing was out on the internet for a while before it really started to go viral it's weird how this stuff catches at a moment. >> exactly right. one of the things we saw with twitter and youtube dictating to the mainstream popular culture. here was psy on every talk show and award show after a tweet on your phone. >> from tweets to facebook to social media, we move to books now. and it's hard to argue that "fifty shades of grey" was not the big book publishing phenomenon. i know you loved it personally. >> it's not how much i loved it. it's how freaked out i was seeing people reading this on the subway.
i would say either that book is not as dirty as i think it is or you really can't put this one down. mommy porn was the phrase that attached itself to "fifty shades of grey." it's not pornographic. it wasser rottic. interestingly, it started as fan fiction about the "twilight" series. it was a self published thing that became a huge mainstream publishing phenomenon. now they're going to make a movie out of it. i'm not sure how. >> it's interesting all the people at the publisher got a big bonus. >> that's right. the world of actually publishing books made so much money they were able to give out a nice size bonus. >> speaking of nice sizes, jay-z and beyonce, highest paid celebrity couple, $78 million.
>> $78 million. she estimates making $40 million. that's not all they made. they made a beautiful baby. and not just that. but after beyonce gave birth to the baby jay-z gave birth to the barclay center. a minority owner of the nets. big year for the two of them. a huge power couple in the world of entertainment. now she shed the baby weight and is headed to the super bowl for the half-time show. 2013 is going to be a big year for beyonce and jay-z as well. >> birthing the barclay center is not an easy process. >> no it's not. long labor. >> tom cruise and katie holmes. >> one celebrity couple on the rise, another split apart. the other thing is how much it played out like a tom cruise movie. katie has to fire her security
team and get cell phones from the local 7 eleven her dad a divorce lawyer helped in all this. it really was an instantaneous thing. one of the amazing things was how quickly, quietly and smoothly it went. >> for what it's worth, tom's career keeps cruising along. "jack reacher" got pretty decent reviews. >> as does she. she's on broadway getting good reviews, re-establishing herself as the person we knew before she went into the tom cruise world, got married in a castle and all sorts of strange things started happening. this is going to be one of the quickest celebrity recoveries on both sides. >> what are we listening to in 2013? >> what are we listening to in 2013. there's going to be a new cher album next year. we're both excited about that. one of the interesting things about 2013 i'm not going to be able to tell you.
♪ ♪ extreme sports have never been more popular. the craft of filming it is also getting attention. we recently met with a new guys who turned their passion for climbing and adventure into sender films. if you're not standing on top of the world, this is the next best thing. the footage can be hard to watch. it's even harder to turn away.
human beings doing things at extreme altitudes that have never been done before. climbing mountains without ropes, death defying free falls in winged suits. just as impressive the photographers who take risks right along with them. >> in some ways our job is easy. if we can do it safely and get into position, all we have to do is hold up the camera turn it on and there's magic unfolding. >> reporter: pete mort her runs "sender films" in boulder, co-co. his real office is here, places others can't or won't go. senders films documenting free solo climber alex honnold and slack liner sketchy andy. honnold was profiled on "60 minutes." he performed at the super bowl half-time show.
in colorado's el dorado canyon he was more than happy to show us how he makes them. >> i want to get you from the very top of the field and get you dangling off the cliff. so you get to see the world from our perspective. >> all right. >> reporter: easier said than done. first, we had to climb up there. >> how is that going? >> these are definitely not climbing shoes. >> obviously we're here to do a shoot. in front of that is at all times safety. >> reporter: high above the canyon floor with kind gusts up to 40 miles an hour it was time to descend nearly 100 feet. >> welcome to our office. i've never done an interview off the side of a mountain before. what are the biggest challenges you face? >> now the cutting edge of climbing has gotten so far out there. so for us to get into position it's a bigger challenge. and then visually we want to
shoot things in a new way. we never want a climb to look like something we did last year or the year before. >> reporter: mortimer does this by working with the smallest and lightest equipment available. for our shoot, he had four cameras rolling. all of his shooters are experienced climbers. and the climbing pros like matt segal are the best in the world. >> what is it like working with these guys? >> super fun. i've gone out and shot with these guys all over the world. >> is it more difficult to focus when a camera is in your face? >> not really. >> there's a trust factor. >> when you're having somebody above you, you definitely want to know that they're not going to drop anything on you, that they're safe. >> reporter: mortimer and the rest of the crew were working flawlessly until something went wrong. it happened in an instant. slowed down you can see the rock fall his safety line
almost slipped off the rock face. that means he would have fallen too. there was a close call this afternoon. >> yes. i've probably been on the fast field formation a thousand times. instantaneous reminder that even on a fun day out there with friends and a film crew it is dangerous what we do. >> reporter: accidents are something mortimer's partner nick rosen knows all about. >> you broke your neck and your back. >> i did. here i am the jerk with the neck brace on. >> reporter: his broken back and neck happened in a climbing accident only three weeks before we arrived. those risks weigh even more heavily on mortimer now. he's married with a 2-year-old daughter and another child on the way. >> i think i'm probably just that much more cautious when i'm up there. >> reporter: do you worry about the danger? >> i think pete's been doing this since before i met him, since before we got together. i think if i were to worry, i
would be worrying all the time. i sort of turn off that part of my brain. >> reporter: if danger is part of the equation so too, is the passion to capture the perfect image. >> we think when people go out there and push their limits and really redefine the possibilities of what humans can do that that's inspirational. >> wow, i could shoot that all day. >> can't even imagine, jeff. did you have any idea what you were getting into? >> no i did not know -- it was definitely not fully explained. i did have a lot of fun. one of the things that's interesting about these guys they're not just putting um nutty youtube videos by the way, to get the video. they're telling stories about the folks who do this why they do it and what their inspiration s. when you watch these dvds and videos, that comes out. >> that's one of the reasons you were drawn to this story. >> absolutely. >> the web design company tech slooet shark looks like any
we think of california silicon valley is place whether they lauchb their startup dreams. but as reported there are signs of a new tech revolution in the works half a world away in anistan. >> >> this valley has been known for war. take a closer look in kabal and you will see smart phones and tablets, laptops and internet cafes and in dusty offices will you find a small circle of 20 something dreaming of dot com fortunes. >> in our business there are hope.
>> a 26-year-old marketing director for tech sharp, a startup building web sites for afghan companies. >> we are building web site in afghanistan. >> they have designed web site for more than a dozen businesses, power companies, museums and retailers and they have grown to 8 employees including aqua resta madee. >> are you profitable? >> yes. >> next year, higher profitness. >> yes, of course. >> tech sharp is on track to make $50,000 this year, a healthy profit in a country where a worker on average make $425 a year. >> it hasn't been easy. business is on a who you know basis, only a quarter of adults are literate and less than 5%
have the internet. that hasn't stopped internet sites for afghans only, the brain child of this gentleman. he has brought in 4200 users in six months, his goal is one million users as more people connect to newly launched 3g networks and internet prices drop. >> now you can get an internet connection for 1500 in afghan dollars, $30. >> that's much better than it was. >> much better than it was. yes, it is low. it works. it still works. >> but these afghan entrepreneurs face a bigger challenge than connection speed. it depends on stability. this gentleman is a computer program at tech sharp. >> i feel bad after 2014.
>> you are worried. >> yes. but i hope. >> they are working like their silicon valley heroes, in the bedroom for an office hope that dot com magic will rub off. >> why do you work so hard. >> because we are crazy. because we love our jobs, we do it for our satisfaction, not just for the money. we work for the future, not for the present. with 2/3 of the population under 25th, they are afghan's future. my favorite quote of the year, why do you work so hard? because we are crazy. >> it is crazy. same thing that drives a lot of startups here. watch up tomorrow, we will meet a man that woke up 8 years ago with no clue who he is and the
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hi and good morning. 855 i'm frank mallicoat. oakland police are trying to determine if three murders are related. two people were shot to death in west oakland 1:00 this morning and the other killing about 2:30, a stabbing in the seminary area of the city. meanwhile, oakland is hiring bill bratton as a consultant to the police department, credited with big cuts when he was charged with police departments in new york and la. san francisco's municipal railway has its 100th anniversary and to celebrate, muni is providing free rides to everyone!. it started this morning and they will continue until 5:00
working to recover from an earlier problem with a stalled out train at balboa train station and experiencing delays into and out of san francisco especially on the daily city line in both directions. otherwise, muni offering free rides and cal tran and fair res. on time and on track. here is a look on the roadways, quiet all morning, westbound 237 no delay for the silicon valley commute. 880 is moving fine near the oakland coliseum. it is dry for now. mostly cloudy skies. over the bay could see a few sprinkles this morning in the north bay and sonoma county but the rain should be here in the afternoon. tracking it on the high track doppler, light showers through this evening and tomorrow morning. we are expecting a half-inch or less. it looks like we clear out sunday. more scattered showers tuesday
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